In just a few days the nation will be honoring the birthday of Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 15th in what would have been the 89th birthday of Dr. King, Los Angeles will once again be a leading city as it showcases its 33rd Kingdom Parade. Actually, starting in 1981 in San Diego, the parade was morphed into the Kingdom Day Parade in 1985. In addition to the hundreds of thousands who will be lining MLK Blvd., nearly 3 million are expected to watch the parade as KABC-TV will once again broadcast the parade live starting at 11:00am.
2018 is a special year when Dr. King’s name is mentioned, as it marks the 50th commemoration of his assassination and many are planning to be in Memphis on April 4th to pay their respect.
To recognize the significance of the Kingdom Day Parade, Senator Kamala Harris will be the Grand Marshall. Her selection has been met with enthusiasm as many view her as a dynamic politic figure worthy of honoring Dr. King.